Heswall Golf Club is an attractive undulating parkland course on the Wirral Peninsula on the bank of the Dee Estuary overlooking the Welsh Hills, which hosted the R & A Junior Open just 4 days before the seniors Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Course at Hoylake.
Heswall Golf Club situated just 5 miles from Royal Liverpool Golf Course welcomed competitors from over 60 nations with ages ranging from 12 to 16 years, and to both boys and girls with varying handicap categories as high as +2. Playing at the event was Stefan Langer son of Bernard Langer, Miguel Angel Jimenez Junior and Angel Cabrera Junior.
Guy Cannings, Course Manager at Heswall was very keen to present the course for the R & A Juniors as he would for a senior's competition, many months of extra hard work and preparation with a lot of consultation with the R & A over layout and expectations.
The speed and consistency of the greens was of high importance to Guy and this lead to him purchasing a set of TurfWorks Vibro Rollers. "I purchased a set of Turfworks Vibro Rollers to assist with the greens issue, I knew the Turfworks had been used for the British Masters earlier in the year and Hoylake would be using the Turfworks Vibro Rollers with brushes for the Open.
It is my belief that the Junior Open deserve to play on surfaces as good as the Seniors so the Turfworks were a necessity, the greens for the competition were excellent and the members that have played the course have asked if I can use the Turfworks regularly after The Open."
The competition for the lowest gross score was won by Patrick Reed of the USA with a final round of 74 for a 54hole total of 217. Guy stated, "One of these Juniors could be a future Seniors Open Champion, and they are the future of Golf.
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